Trump's ex-lawyer could have paid other women, says Rudy Giuliani
- Author: Leroy Wright May 07, 2018,
May 07, 2018, 13:38
Giuliani also said three U.S. prisoners would be freed from North Korea on Thursday, but as of Friday morning no administration officials were confirming that. "He's the president of the United States", he said. "We can assert the same privileges that other presidents have". And Giuliani also insists the payoff to Stormy Daniels was meant to protect the president's family, not his chances in the 2016 election.
Mr Giuliani said Mr Trump has not ruled out pleading the Fifth Amendment in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.
His whirlwind press tour this week bewildered West Wing aides, who were cut out of the decision-making process when Giuliani first revealed that Trump - who often boasts about signing his own checks - had some knowledge about the payment to Daniels. "How could I ever be confident of that", he said. Avenatti said, "George, we have evidence that the president knew in the - in the months at least following the campaign - of this payment, certainly knew it long before his statement on Air Force One in April of this year where he effectively stood there and lied to the American people about not knowing anything about this payment".
On last night's episode, the left-leaning NBC "comedy program" featured Stormy Daniels (real name Stephanie A. Gregory Clifford) in a cameo to highlight the show. And we are Trump addicts, hooked on the hyperventilating rush of wild stories and all the great things that accrue from playing Beowulf to Trump's Grendel.
He admitted in TV interviews this past week that Trump had reimbursed Michael Cohen - also a Sean Hannity lawyer - for the $130,000 payoff to keep the porn star mum about her Lake Tahoe liaison with Trump, while claiming that the president didn't know specifically what the payment was for.
When asked Sunday whether Trump knew about the payment to Daniels after the campaign, Giuliani demurred.
Giuliani made several statements that legal experts and the president's critics said could prove problematic to Trump. I can't believe that that actually just happened.
Rudy Giuliani says that President Trump could plead the fifth if special counsel Robert Mueller subpoenas him. "If I were him, and I were the president's lawyer, and I had done this in the past, and it had worked out in the past, I would not go to him and bother him two weeks before the election with this thing". "I don't know when the president learned about it", he said.
"In accordance with Rudy Giuliani, this [type of payment] was principally commonplace", Avenatti stated.
AVENATTI: You know I can't answer that except to say that I think that Mr. Trump knows that this is true.
Giuliani also appeared on FOX News with Judge Jeanine on Saturday night. "They don't have a case on obstruction, which is why they're asking all these cockamamie questions about what do you feel, what do you think", Giuliani said.